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this is bbc news. i'm shaun ley. the headlines at 7pm — england's footballers have arrived at their hotel near london ahead of tomorrow's match against italy in the final of euro 2020. we'll be going live to gareth southgate�*s press conference shortly, and we'll also hearfrom one of raheem sterling's former coaches. the build—up reaches fever pitch — with millions of fans around the country preparing to watch the game tomorrow night at 8pm. italy are unbeaten in 33 games. they've now arrived in the uk, hoping to win their second euros trophy. in other news, fully vaccinated nhs staff could be let off having to self—isolate after contact with someone with covid to try to tackle staff shortages. applause.
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and at wimbledon, world number one ashleigh barty has won herfirst ladies singles title. she beat the eighth seed karolina pliskova in three sets. good evening, and welcome to bbc news. the queen has sent a message of support to the men's england football team ahead of their euro 2020 final against italy tomorrow night. if they win, it would be their first major tournament victory since the 1966 world cup. the italian side arrived in london today while gareth southgate�*s squad have had their final training session at st george's park. here's natalie pirks.
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how's this for a send—off? england left st george's park today bound for wembley, ahead of a final that has captivated old and young alike. for fans, the celebrations after beating denmark went long into the night. for players, there was at least a chance to celebrate to the song that's captured the moment. # sweet caroline...# midfielder declan rice is about to join a very select group of england players who've experienced a majorfinal. # so good, so good, so good...# but sir geoff hurst is as giddy as the rest of us. ijust think it's absolutely unbelievable. i've had a good run, 55 years. it's about time somebody else took over and won something, and i'm just thrilled to bits. you're sat here just buzzing now, like you just want to go out there and just win the game. i'm sat there listening to him speak and obviously how much it means
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to him and what he done. honestly, speaking to him, i'm buzzing! bobby moore led england up to the royal box to receive l the jules rimet cup. in �*66, the queen, of course, was there to hand the trophy to sir bobby moore. tonight, she sent congratulations to gareth southgate and his team for reaching the final and said she hopes that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you've conducted yourselves. typically, southgate, though, hasn't yet allowed himself to think about the magnitude of the moment. what we've been thinking about is, how do we recover the players in the right way? how do we prepare tactically to play italy? the team psychologically for what's coming? so, i don't think what it all means in terms of the history has really had a chance to register yet and won't until i'm probably walking the dogs in another couple of days' time. tomorrow, wembley will be electric, pulsing to the sound of 60,000 heartbeats. the wait is almost over.
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but what's one more sleep when you've waited 55 years? natalie pirks with that report. tens of millions of england football fans will be getting ready to watch the match tomorrow night in pubs, outdoor fanzones and sitting rooms across the country. the build—up has reached fever pitch with some fans being offered thousands of pounds for their tickets to wembley. sarah campbell reports. # three lions on a shirt...# the choir of canterbury cathedral adding their voices to the chorus of support for england's team. in shops, hairdressers and even at number ten, it's all about the football. i think it's going to be a tight one, but i think we'll do it, i think we've got it in us. it's coming home. just waiting for the big day, i can't wait. - us, three, them, one. at romford market in essex, st george has proved good for business. two for a fiver.
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face paints for two quid. but when it comes to wembley tickets, there's no haggling to be done. been offered... i've had a guy come up, who wanted to give... he said, "i'll give you eight grand for the four tickets." i said, "mate, no money buys these tickets. no chance. no chance, we're going." after the long wait, england have finally made it to a final, and it's at home, here in wembley. so, it's hardly surprising fans are willing to pay eye—watering sums of money to be at the game tomorrow night. we know that people are willing to pay thousands of pounds - to get here tomorrow. the last thing that you would want to do is take that - risk and turn up here, l have a duplicate ticket and not get admission to the stadium. - we would advise you go - by the uefa ticketing portal. the chances are very slim that you will get a ticket, - but there is a small chance. tomorrow will be a special day, not least for the staff here at harry kane's old school. clearly very gifted, a talented footballer from a very early age. right from the very beginning,
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it was clear to see. has he kind of credited you with some of his...? yeah, it's all down to me, it's all down to my management! of course, there are those, like italian chef giuseppe, who are hoping to crush england's dream. but he'll have his english wife sarah to deal with if italy wins. at the end of this, one of us is going to be really, really sad. and i want it to be you, not me. and just in case gareth southgate and the team need a little divine inspiration... come on, england! football's coming home! sarah campbell, bbc news. let's get more on this from our sports reporter alex howell, who's at the team hotel near watford. you saw the team arrive, and in fact tell us a bit about that we will play some pictures so you can tell us what you were seeing and what sort of mood they were in when they
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arrived. 50 sort of mood they were in when they arrived. . , sort of mood they were in when they arrived. ., , , ., , ., arrived. so as you were showing the -la ers arrived. so as you were showing the players arriving. _ arrived. so as you were showing the players arriving, there _ arrived. so as you were showing the players arriving, there were - players arriving, there were hundreds of fans here cheering each player off the bus, each player's cheer louder than the last. they arrived to an amazing reception but they also left st george's park to an amazing one as well with thousands of fans at the hotel before they travel tomorrow to wembley. the team did train earlier and i know there is a very positive atmosphere and a party atmosphere you will see as the players arrive at there is a slight worry. phil foden was the only player who did not train as he has a slight knock with his foot. speaking to bbc five live earlier, gareth southgate says they will have to check again but he has a fairly minor foot injury and it'sjust going we has a fairly minor foot injury and it's just going we weather it is one that clears up in time to take part in the game and they will have to assess it later. he is due to speak in the press conference in under ten minutes and no doubt he will be in there speaking about that. i will be
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in there so if he is not i will definitely find out for you. tomorrow is a special game... sorry, i interrunted — tomorrow is a special game... sorry, i interrupted you. _ tomorrow is a special game... sorry, i interrupted you. do _ tomorrow is a special game... sorry, i interrupted you. do carry-on. - tomorrow is a special game... sorry, i interrupted you. do carry-on. no i i interrupted you. do carry—on. in? problem at all. tomorrow is going to be a very special game. the first time in 55 years that the men's senior team are going to play in a majorfinal and if the senior team are going to play in a major final and if the atmosphere is anything like it was here at wembley, it will be absently bonkers tomorrow night.— tomorrow night. must be probably uuite a tomorrow night. must be probably quite a strange — tomorrow night. must be probably quite a strange atmosphere - tomorrow night. must be probably quite a strange atmosphere in - tomorrow night. must be probably quite a strange atmosphere in the j quite a strange atmosphere in the hotel because preferably all the staff are under strict orders don't make any noise at night, guys probably are going to get early to bed and not stay up watch the telly and ring the mates in syntax or playing video games can we just get sleep and get rest and prep focus. no doubt and i don't know if they will be much sleep going on anyway with the nerves and excitement of
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the players in there. i've been in the players in there. i've been in the press coverage is along the way and each time the games been getting bigger and bigger and the players been say it is been harder and harder to sleep because of the excitement. these players are one game away from sporting immortality in they would become legends if they win tomorrow. it is a very select the players would manage to play in a final and is a really young group. there is no fear in it, is there equipment they have never experienced the pain that previous teams have, so i think it is positive although it is strange because of the covenants and conditions but it is exciting and probably a really nice place to be. absolutely and a wonderful moment for them to savour as harry kane was saying to dan on friday, we have to really enjoy these moments of history, all the comparisons. do you think though that the team can cope with that because it talking about the hand of history but for some it is kind of the dead weight of history,, being reminded of the past constantly as indeed port gareth
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southgate is because of his notorious penalty?- southgate is because of his notorious penalty? nobody knows better than gareth _ notorious penalty? nobody knows better than gareth southgate - notorious penalty? nobody knows i better than gareth southgate about the weight of history but i think because of that there is no person better to tell the players that it does not affect them. they are writing their own history. all of these players are not like previous international players. they have had success in their age groups and what the fa call the fa pathway. they have come to the younger age groups into the senior team and have experienced success and normally you come into a team environment and it's like an international environment and there are cliques. people don't get all but inside there is a club environment and that is down to gareth southgate who has created this positive atmosphere and you were seeing it on the pitch with performance as a team are putting in. �* . ~ performance as a team are putting in. �* ., ~ , ., performance as a team are putting in. alex, thank you so much. we will hear from you _ in. alex, thank you so much. we will hear from you a _ in. alex, thank you so much. we will hear from you a little _ in. alex, thank you so much. we will hear from you a little later _ in. alex, thank you so much. we will hear from you a little later once - hear from you a little later once that news conference gets going i know your hand will be up very quickly as soon as they start taking questions. alex howell there at the hotel with the team are spending
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tonight before the news conference. alex and with the importance of the attitude of the manager gareth southgate. also important the players attitudes are right and some had a great attitude from the start. woman who knows all about that in terms of raheem sterling is one of those who helped to train him. paul lawrence was one of his coaches as he grew up. lovely to hear from you, thank you so much forjoining us on bbc news this evening and talking about raheem sterling much less about raheem sterling much less about what he was like when he first met him. he about what he was like when he first met him. . , about what he was like when he first met him. .,, ., ., , met him. he was totally insane when i first met him- _ met him. he was totally insane when i first met him. i— met him. he was totally insane when i first met him. i had _ met him. he was totally insane when i first met him. i had him _ met him. he was totally insane when i first met him. i had him come - met him. he was totally insane when i first met him. i had him come and l i first met him. i had him come and play with_ i first met him. i had him come and play with a — i first met him. i had him come and play with a few players that were three _ play with a few players that were three or — play with a few players that were three or four years older than him and much — three or four years older than him and much bigger and much stronger and much bigger and much stronger and they— and much bigger and much stronger and they kept trying to fail him because — and they kept trying to fail him because he was running rings around them _ because he was running rings around them he _ because he was running rings around them. he was scoring goals for fun, making _ them. he was scoring goals for fun, making challenges for chances to score _ making challenges for chances to score goals and he knew how to write
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and tackle _ score goals and he knew how to write and tackle but also take the knocks they were — and tackle but also take the knocks they were all trying to give him. and manage to stay on his feet most of the _ and manage to stay on his feet most of the time _ and manage to stay on his feet most of the time and score goals and great _ of the time and score goals and great goals. we of the time and score goals and great goals-— of the time and score goals and ureat coals. ~ , ., , great goals. we can see a little bit of him training _ great goals. we can see a little bit of him training and _ great goals. we can see a little bit of him training and obviously - of him training and obviously somewhat older than when you had him under your tutelage. somewhat older than when you had him underyourtutelage. how somewhat older than when you had him under your tutelage. how old was he when you first met him?— when you first met him? when i first met him, he — when you first met him? when i first met him, he was _ when you first met him? when i first met him, he was eight _ when you first met him? when i first met him, he was eight years - when you first met him? when i first met him, he was eight years old. - when you first met him? when i first| met him, he was eight years old. and i met him, he was eight years old. and i coached _ met him, he was eight years old. and i coached him — met him, he was eight years old. and i coached him all through school, from _ i coached him all through school, from secondary school and also coast met queens — from secondary school and also coast met queens park rangers. and from secondary school and also coast met queens park rangers.— met queens park rangers. and what sort of personality — met queens park rangers. and what sort of personality did _ met queens park rangers. and what sort of personality did he _ met queens park rangers. and what sort of personality did he have - met queens park rangers. and what sort of personality did he have been| sort of personality did he have been because we have come to know the public image we see of him as a very self disciplined, very smart guy, family man, very focused on his child. was the boy different from the man? ., , child. was the boy different from the man? ., .,, ., the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was — the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was a — the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was a man _ the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was a man before _ the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was a man before he - the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was a man before he was - the man? no, the boy was the man. i think he was a man before he was a i think he was a man before he was a boy if— think he was a man before he was a boy if that _ think he was a man before he was a boy if that makes sense. he has always— boy if that makes sense. he has always been that way, that he was aiways _ always been that way, that he was always into his family, his family
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always— always into his family, his family always came first. and he was so respectful, — always came first. and he was so respectful, so dedicated to what he was doing _ respectful, so dedicated to what he was doing and he was so driven, he was doing and he was so driven, he was so _ was doing and he was so driven, he was so dedicated. he was always going _ was so dedicated. he was always going to — was so dedicated. he was always going to be a professional football player _ going to be a professional football player. no going to be a professional football .la er. ., ., ., ~' , going to be a professional football -la er. ., . . ~ , ., going to be a professional football .la er. ., ., ., ~' , ., ,, player. no malarkey, no messing about when _ player. no malarkey, no messing about when he _ player. no malarkey, no messing about when he was _ player. no malarkey, no messing about when he was eight - player. no malarkey, no messing about when he was eight years i player. no malarkey, no messing i about when he was eight years old? no messing about. he was always the first at— no messing about. he was always the first at training and the last to leave — first at training and the last to leave and _ first at training and the last to leave and always help to clear up all the _ leave and always help to clear up all the equipment and etc. if anybody— all the equipment and etc. if anybody misbehaved and training sessions — anybody misbehaved and training sessions or during the game he was first to _ sessions or during the game he was first to get — sessions or during the game he was first to get onto them and say get yourself— first to get onto them and say get yourself together. he always wanted to improve every part of his game or he is _ to improve every part of his game or he is ruhhihg — to improve every part of his game or he is running with the ball, dribbling, shooting, passing, crossing. _ dribbling, shooting, passing, crossing, he wanted to improve every part of— crossing, he wanted to improve every part of his _ crossing, he wanted to improve every part of his game. crossing, he wanted to improve every part of his game-— part of his game. what about the transition from _ part of his game. what about the transition from that _ part of his game. what about the transition from that age - part of his game. what about the transition from that age to - part of his game. what about the i transition from that age to starting to play with the kind of professional level as a teenager and as a young man? how did that go? well, just by chance that one of them _ well, just by chance that one of the... well, quite a few of the
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engiand — the... well, quite a few of the england age group go to spoke to me about— england age group go to spoke to me about him _ england age group go to spoke to me about him from his younger days and asked _ about him from his younger days and asked me _ about him from his younger days and asked me what do i think of him because — asked me what do i think of him because they knew that i was coaching _ because they knew that i was coaching them. and i said he is a coach's _ coaching them. and i said he is a coach's drain. he is a person that wants— coach's drain. he is a person that wants to — coach's drain. he is a person that wants to learn, wants to improve and all he _ wants to learn, wants to improve and all he feels _ wants to learn, wants to improve and all he feels he is good at he wants to improve — all he feels he is good at he wants to improve and all the things he is not good — to improve and all the things he is not good at — to improve and all the things he is not good at he wants to still improved. he wanted to improve his defending, _ improved. he wanted to improve his defending, his tackling, etc. so he would _ defending, his tackling, etc. so he would tackle something to keep the ball off— would tackle something to keep the ball off the pitch and tackle and take the — ball off the pitch and tackle and take the ball and run out the position— take the ball and run out the position that he tackled that person from _ position that he tackled that person from if— position that he tackled that person frorn~ if it's— position that he tackled that person from. if it's a write micro centre back, _ from. if it's a write micro centre back, he — from. if it's a write micro centre back, he would go into that space and try— back, he would go into that space and try and — back, he would go into that space and try and create something. and one cuick and try and create something. and one quick last _ and try and create something. fific one quick last thought, how and try and create something. fific one quick last thought, how would you be watching tomorrow night? i’m you be watching tomorrow night? i'm going to be watching at home as i always— going to be watching at home as i always do— going to be watching at home as i always do because people want to ask me, always do because people want to ask me. like _ always do because people want to ask me, like yourself, at the game at what _ me, like yourself, at the game at what you — me, like yourself, at the game at what you think of this particular part of— what you think of this particular part of the game are that, so i need to focus— part of the game are that, so i need to focus and — part of the game are that, so i need to focus and concentrate on the game — to focus and concentrate on the game i— to focus and concentrate on the game. i will be watching with some
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of my— game. i will be watching with some of my old _ game. i will be watching with some of my old guys and i played with from _ of my old guys and i played with from the — of my old guys and i played with from the all—stars in my young days and play— from the all—stars in my young days and play football with them over the last 45 _ and play football with them over the last 45 years. so we are all going to watch— last 45 years. so we are all going to watch together and hopefully enjoy _ to watch together and hopefully enjoy the game. paul to watch together and hopefully enjoy the game. to watch together and hopefully en'o the name. . . . . ~ enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank ou ve enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank you very much — enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank you very much for _ enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank you very much for speaking _ enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank you very much for speaking to - enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank you very much for speaking to us - enjoy the game. paul lawrence, thank you very much for speaking to us and l you very much for speaking to us and i hope you enjoy the match and have the best possible news at the end of tomorrow night. let's go now to that news conference with the england team with gareth southgate and harry kane. ,., ., ., team with gareth southgate and harry kane. ,., ., . _, ., kane. good evening and welcome to the media covers _ kane. good evening and welcome to the media covers to _ kane. good evening and welcome to the media covers to to _ kane. good evening and welcome to the media covers to to preview- kane. good evening and welcome to the media covers to to preview the l the media covers to to preview the ufo final— the media covers to to preview the ufo final between _ the media covers to to preview the ufo final between england - the media covers to to preview the ufo final between england and - the media covers to to preview the . ufo final between england and italy. we are _ ufo final between england and italy. we are joined — ufo final between england and italy. we are joined by— ufo final between england and italy. we are joined by gareth _ ufo final between england and italy. we are joined by gareth southgate . we are joined by gareth southgate and harry— we are joined by gareth southgate and harry kane _ we are joined by gareth southgate and harry kane who _ we are joined by gareth southgate and harry kane who are _ we are joined by gareth southgate and harry kane who are ready - we are joined by gareth southgate and harry kane who are ready to l we are joined by gareth southgate i and harry kane who are ready to take your questions — and harry kane who are ready to take your questions so _ and harry kane who are ready to take your questions so please _ and harry kane who are ready to take your questions so please raise - and harry kane who are ready to take your questions so please raise your. your questions so please raise your virtual— your questions so please raise your virtual hand — your questions so please raise your virtual hand and _ your questions so please raise your virtual hand and we _ your questions so please raise your virtual hand and we will _ your questions so please raise your virtual hand and we will start - your questions so please raise your virtual hand and we will start with i virtual hand and we will start with simon _ virtual hand and we will start with simon from — virtual hand and we will start with simon from the _ virtual hand and we will start with simon from the press _ virtual hand and we will start with| simon from the press association. hello _ simon from the press association. hello and — simon from the press association. hello and good _ simon from the press association. hello and good luck— simon from the press association. hello and good luck to _ simon from the press association. hello and good luck to you - simon from the press association. hello and good luck to you both. l hello and good luck to you both. just a question for gareth, just basically your thoughts heading into what is the nation poz my biggest game in 55 years and the lesson you received from the queen. the end of it summed up spirit commitment and
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pride in everything your team has displayed in this tournament. it’s displayed in this tournament. it's been a displayed in this tournament. it�*s been a fantastic to have obviously the letter from the queen, letter from the prime minister to all of the team. and the recognition that the team. and the recognition that the players and the staff have got about this in the right way. we had about this in the right way. we had a fabulous reception we left st george's, all the local villagers and come out and were lining the route and people pulled over in levis and so you got more of a sense what is going on out of the bubble that we have been in. but it always comes back to it tomorrow. we are in a final and we are here to win it. so everything, it is important how we resent people and we are pleased that that legacy has been there. —— represent people. but now we want to go and bring the trophy home for everybody.
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go and bring the trophy home for eve bod . . ., go and bring the trophy home for eve bod. , everybody. this reminder to specify who our everybody. this reminder to specify who your question _ everybody. this reminder to specify who your question is _ everybody. this reminder to specify who your question is for _ everybody. this reminder to specify who your question is for when - everybody. this reminder to specify who your question is for when you i who your question is for when you ask _ who your question is for when you ask next — who your question is for when you ask next to— who your question is for when you ask. next to james _ who your question is for when you ask. next to james robson - who your question is for when you ask. next to james robson with l who your question is for when you i ask. next to james robson with the standard _ ask. next to james robson with the standard. ,, , ., ., standard. question for gareth. tomorrow. _ standard. question for gareth. tomorrow, it's _ standard. question for gareth. tomorrow, it's going _ standard. question for gareth. tomorrow, it's going to - standard. question for gareth. tomorrow, it's going to be - standard. question for gareth. tomorrow, it's going to be a i standard. question for gareth. i tomorrow, it's going to be a long day leading up to the match. i was just wondering what does tomorrow look like? how do you keep the players i suppose busy? will be hard enough of the fans let alone the players when they have to wait until 8pm to kick off but what do you do in time? for 8pm to kick off but what do you do in time? ., , �*, , ., ., ., in time? for us, it's “ust a normal match day. h in time? for us, it's “ust a normal match day. we _ in time? for us, it'sjust a normal match day. we prepare _ in time? for us, it'sjust a normal match day. we prepare the - in time? for us, it'sjust a normal match day. we prepare the same | in time? for us, it'sjust a normal- match day. we prepare the same way for all of our evening kick—offs and we will have the same meetings at the same time, players will perhaps have a stretch or a walk but it might be a bit more difficult looking out of the hotel. so... but all of our preparation especially for these knockout matches has been the same and we have had evening kick—offs each time. and i think no matter what the game, you have to
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keep that consistency in how you prepare. the players are ready. they are technically aware, they are used to playing in these games and everybody is looking forward to it. i was just wondering when you have got the group together, i think luke shaw set at the start with the speech he gave was moving when you addressed everyone at the same time. ijust wonder what addressed everyone at the same time. i just wonder what you say to them at that point to set the tone for this tournament. brute at that point to set the tone for this tournament. we presented everybody _ this tournament. we presented everybody with _ this tournament. we presented everybody with legacy - this tournament. we presented everybody with legacy caps - this tournament. we presented i everybody with legacy caps which this tournament. we presented - everybody with legacy caps which as you know we've introduced a legacy number in the last couple of years. we felt that has been an important thing and notjust for the players that are with us now but for our former players. to have that moment where you have got your number, it's unique to you, there is only a certain number of players of the opportunity to present their country and we talked a little bit about that and how this was our moment to
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represent our time. what had gone before is not unimportant because recognised the contribution of the people have made and we are respectful of that. but the near misses and the tournaments they have not gone so well were not important for this team. and over the last four years they have knocked down so many barriers and they have come through so many different challenges in different ways to win matches and had to come back from being behind and had to go through extra time and go through penalty shoot—out. so that resilience and experiences as a team heavily prepared them well for this moment. team heavily prepared them well for this moment-— this moment. thank you. next the auestion this moment. thank you. next the question from _ this moment. thank you. next the question from italy _ this moment. thank you. next the question from italy with _ this moment. thank you. next the question from italy with marco. i question from italy with marco. hello. — question from italy with marco. hello. mr— question from italy with marco. hello, mr southgate. _ question from italy with marco. hello, mr southgate. my- question from italy with marco. i hello, mr southgate. my question is you have any message for the fans for not doing the national italian anthem. . for not doing the national italian anthem. , ., , ,
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anthem. yes, of course. it is important — anthem. yes, of course. it is important that _ anthem. yes, of course. it is important that our _ anthem. yes, of course. it is important that our fans i anthem. yes, of course. it is i important that our fans always respect the opposition and we know that in actual fact when we play abroad and fans blew our anthem it probably inspires us even more. so i don't think it will help the team. i think we can intimidate the team with moving during the game, but it is different for the anthem. i think we should be respectful. {30 is different for the anthem. i think we should be respectful. go again. follow u- we should be respectful. go again. follow up their _ we should be respectful. go again. follow up their equipment - we should be respectful. go again. follow up their equipment no i follow up their equipment no worries _ follow up their equipment no worries biza— follow up their equipment no worries. ~ , , ., follow up their equipment no worries. g , ., ., , ., worries. my question now is for harry kane- _ worries. my question now is for harry kane. your _ worries. my question now is for harry kane. your feelings i worries. my question now is for harry kane. your feelings for i worries. my question now is for. harry kane. your feelings for the game against... riff harry kane. your feelings for the game against. . ._ harry kane. your feelings for the game against... of course. they are two amazing — game against... of course. they are two amazing defenders. _ game against... of course. they are two amazing defenders. they - game against... of course. they are two amazing defenders. they have i game against... of course. they are i two amazing defenders. they have had -reat two amazing defenders. they have had great experience over their careers in big _ great experience over their careers in big matches. obviously i have been _ in big matches. obviously i have been worth it enough to play against them before, and as a structure i
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want _ them before, and as a structure i want to— them before, and as a structure i want to be — them before, and as a structure i want to be playing against the best centre _ want to be playing against the best centre backs in the world and those two are _ centre backs in the world and those two are definitely up there. but of course _ two are definitely up there. but of course this— two are definitely up there. but of course this game is notjust about me and _ course this game is notjust about me and the — course this game is notjust about me and the two centre backs. the game _ me and the two centre backs. the game is _ me and the two centre backs. the game is about england versus italy, and we _ game is about england versus italy, and we feel like we have got a great belief— and we feel like we have got a great belief in_ and we feel like we have got a great belief in the team and we have got a great _ belief in the team and we have got a great strength in the squad. so, yeah. _ great strength in the squad. so, yeah, there is a lot of things that can happen in a final and we need to make— can happen in a final and we need to make sure— can happen in a final and we need to make sure that we are on the right side of— make sure that we are on the right side of it — make sure that we are on the right side of it. . ~ make sure that we are on the right side of it. ., ~ , ., make sure that we are on the right side of it. . ~ , ., ., side of it. thank you. next to norway- _ side of it. thank you. next to norway. regarding _ side of it. thank you. next to norway. regarding the i side of it. thank you. next to norway. regarding the much| side of it. thank you. next to i norway. regarding the much talked about football _ norway. regarding the much talked about football is _ norway. regarding the much talked about football is coming _ norway. regarding the much talked about football is coming home i norway. regarding the much talked | about football is coming home chant and phrase because it seems to be light it is being misinterpreted outside of england as some kind of english arrogance and when you go out of the tournament, it's being used as a joke against you. so i'm just wondering as you follow this chant for i guess since that's 96,
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how do you interpret it and what is the real meaning of it? i did how do you interpret it and what is the real meaning of it?— the real meaning of it? i did not want to listen _ the real meaning of it? i did not want to listen to _ the real meaning of it? i did not want to listen to it _ the real meaning of it? i did not want to listen to it for _ the real meaning of it? i did not want to listen to it for 15 - the real meaning of it? i did not want to listen to it for 15 years i want to listen to it for 15 years because it was too painful for me. so you have to know the english to understand our humour and humour is probably quite unique. but it is certainly not arrogant. the lyrics are taking and making fun of ourselves really in the things that have gone wrong, so it has always appeared now at the tournament. we have got a couple of replacements they have seen to have come in now in terms of songs as well which is nice to keep moving things forward. but it's great, the atmosphere in the ground has been great. wimbley, the ground has been great. wimbley, the new wembley, when we started 34 years ago people were throwing paper aeroplanes. they were not behind the team. they were —— there was an
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apathy towards a team and now the energy in the stadium is fantastic and that is so important for the players. they need to feel that and they need that warmth and that support. and it is definitely helping inspire esther in this tournament.— helping inspire esther in this tournament. ., ., ., tournament. next we go to carrie brown. a question _ tournament. next we go to carrie brown. a question to _ tournament. next we go to carrie brown. a question to you - tournament. next we go to carrie brown. a question to you first, i brown. a question to you first, ga . brown. a question to you first, gary- geoff _ brown. a question to you first, gary. geoff hearst _ brown. a question to you first, gary. geoff hearst has - brown. a question to you first, gary. geoff hearst has likened| brown. a question to you first, i gary. geoff hearst has likened like into your leadership to the leadership of his coach in the queen has sent you a message far too early on in your years. i wonder how you are dealing with reaching an england final because the whole nation are trying to get their head around. i think we are very calm. we have got a lot of belief in this group of players, and harry and myself were talking earlier that we have grown into the tournament and we knew there were different phases of the
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tournament and our first objective was to qualify from the group. and we stayed calm after the scotland game when, you know, the moments where there is criticism and you can adopt a siege mentality and change your approach with people outside. we were determined not to do that and we were quite consistent in the way we carried ourselves and went about our work. and from there it's been opportunities to make history every time we have played it seems. so we have done that, the players have done that, and we are looking forward to the challenge. it's a brilliant game to be involved in. the rink game to prepare for because we are playing a high—level opponent, and they're technically very good. they have had a tremendous run. so is another great challenge for us. bud tremendous run. so is another great challenge for us.— challenge for us. and a question to ou, challenge for us. and a question to you. harry. — challenge for us. and a question to you. harry. you — challenge for us. and a question to you, harry, you have _ challenge for us. and a question to you, harry, you havejust- you, harry, you havejust experienced something your coach did
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go through at euro �*96, seeing all the fans on the streets of the nation will take to the street for you, harry. how do you bottle that was meant you've already reached the final and make history but you are not done yet, are you?— not done yet, are you? that's a challenge _ not done yet, are you? that's a challenge now. _ not done yet, are you? that's a challenge now. we've - not done yet, are you? that's a challenge now. we've been i not done yet, are you? that's a i challenge now. we've been knocking down _ challenge now. we've been knocking down barriers on the way that we started _ down barriers on the way that we started this tournament with an aim to win _ started this tournament with an aim to win and _ started this tournament with an aim to win and we have the opportunity tomorrow— to win and we have the opportunity tomorrow night. and to see the fans in the _ tomorrow night. and to see the fans in the street— tomorrow night. and to see the fans in the street like they have been answered — in the street like they have been answered the reception that we have had as— answered the reception that we have had as we _ answered the reception that we have had as we have pulled into the hotel here as _ had as we have pulled into the hotel here as we _ had as we have pulled into the hotel here as we were leaving st george's, yeah. _ here as we were leaving st george's, yeah. it _ here as we were leaving st george's, yeah. itjust— here as we were leaving st george's, yeah, itjust shows us how big of an occasion— yeah, itjust shows us how big of an occasion it — yeah, itjust shows us how big of an occasion it is — yeah, itjust shows us how big of an occasion it is. i think in russia i was _ occasion it is. i think in russia i was that— occasion it is. i think in russia i was that we _ occasion it is. i think in russia i was that we were over there and we were _ was that we were over there and we were in_ was that we were over there and we were in our— was that we were over there and we were in our own bubble and we can see videos— were in our own bubble and we can see videos of what it was like back on but _ see videos of what it was like back on but we — see videos of what it was like back on but we could not really experience it ourselves. and even this camp — experience it ourselves. and even this camp obviously we have been kind of— this camp obviously we have been kind ofjust onto the next one, onto the next _ kind ofjust onto the next one, onto the next one — kind ofjust onto the next one, onto the next one coming is focusing on its game _ the next one coming is focusing on its game which we have done for this final but—
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its game which we have done for this final but it _ its game which we have done for this final but it is — its game which we have done for this final but it is good to see the reception _ final but it is good to see the reception we are getting an knowing how much— reception we are getting an knowing how much it means to the english fans _ how much it means to the english fans all— how much it means to the english fans. all over the country. so we are proud — fans. all over the country. so we are proud to _ fans. all over the country. so we are proud to represent them and hopefully— are proud to represent them and hopefully we can do them proud again tomorrow— hopefully we can do them proud again tomorrow night.— tomorrow night. thanks, carrie. now tomorrow night. thanks, carrie. now to our public— tomorrow night. thanks, carrie. now to our public out. _ tomorrow night. thanks, carrie. now to our public out. hello _ tomorrow night. thanks, carrie. now to our public out. hello and - tomorrow night. thanks, carrie. now to our public out. hello and good i to our public out. hello and good luck for tomorrow. _ to our public out. hello and good luck for tomorrow. first - to our public out. hello and good luck for tomorrow. first the i luck for tomorrow. first the question to you, gareth. what concerns you most? of italy, maybe chiesa in great form recently or maybe the midfield. how much are you concerned about the three, george eno, barela and the others against the least experienced players in your team, which are matthew rees and phillips? i your team, which are matthew rees and phillips?— and phillips? i think when you are
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the coaching _ and phillips? i think when you are the coaching team, _ and phillips? i think when you are the coaching team, you _ and phillips? i think when you are the coaching team, you watch i the coaching team, you watch everything. you have to decide the most important information for the players. and not flood them with too much. try and adapt the game to our strengths, try to highlight the potential weaknesses in the opponent. so, of course, there are fantastic players all through the italian team. they have a good tactical plan. experienced coach, and an amazing record over the last 30 games. so we are very aware of that. but players like our two midfield players have played beyond their experience in this tournament, and they have already played against luca modric, toni kroos, so they have had to adapt to these types of midfield players with great european experience and they have done that brantley. we are different. you
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know, we have our own strengths and we have our own style of plate which is geared towards the strengths of our own players. and that's the beauty of football, the every team has different strengths and we have tried to play two hours and adapt to our game to our strengths and we need to do the same tomorrow. bind our game to our strengths and we need to do the same tomorrow. band i need to do the same tomorrow. and i have a question _ need to do the same tomorrow. and i have a question for _ need to do the same tomorrow. and i have a question for harry, _ need to do the same tomorrow. and i have a question for harry, as - need to do the same tomorrow. and i have a question for harry, as well. as a captain, how different is the eve of this incredible game especially for you and your mates having had 55 years and we all know that? how different is from other and how do you prepare to face this incredible challenge? ii and how do you prepare to face this incredible challenge?— incredible challenge? if i'm totally honest, incredible challenge? if i'm totally honest. we've _ incredible challenge? if i'm totally honest, we've got _ incredible challenge? if i'm totally honest, we've got to _ incredible challenge? if i'm totally honest, we've got to the - incredible challenge? if i'm totally honest, we've got to the same i honest, we've got to the same preparation as we have done the last few games — preparation as we have done the last few games. some amount of time in between _ few games. some amount of time in between in _ few games. some amount of time in between in terms of recovery and prepare _ between in terms of recovery and prepare and to work on the training field, _
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prepare and to work on the training field, so _ prepare and to work on the training field, so as— prepare and to work on the training field, so as soon as the game finished — field, so as soon as the game finished in _ field, so as soon as the game finished in the mid week, it was 'ust finished in the mid week, it was just full— finished in the mid week, it was just full focus onto this one. and we went— just full focus onto this one. and we went to — just full focus onto this one. and we went to the same strategies in the same — we went to the same strategies in the same routine that we had gone there _ the same routine that we had gone there before. so of course there's an extra _ there before. so of course there's an extra level of excitement and anticipation, but that's all part and parcel of playing in major footbatt _ and parcel of playing in major football. so a lot of us have played at the _ football. so a lot of us have played at the highest level in our club careers — at the highest level in our club careers a_ at the highest level in our club careers. a few of us obviously had the opportunity in the world cup a few years — the opportunity in the world cup a few years ago, so it is not about staying — few years ago, so it is not about staying calm and relaxed as you can and just— staying calm and relaxed as you can and just look forward to being out there _ and just look forward to being out there and — and just look forward to being out there and enjoying the moment as much _ there and enjoying the moment as much as— there and enjoying the moment as much as you can.— there and enjoying the moment as much as you can. next to tv global. first one for— much as you can. next to tv global. first one for harry. _ much as you can. next to tv global. first one for harry. in _ much as you can. next to tv global. first one for harry. in the _ much as you can. next to tv global. first one for harry. in the past, - first one for harry. in the past, harry, of... first one for harry. in the past, harry. of. - -_ first one for harry. in the past, har , of... ., . ., ,, harry, of... connection issue there who will go — harry, of... connection issue there who will go to _ harry, of... connection issue there who will go to james _ harry, of... connection issue there who will go to james ali _ harry, of... connection issue there who will go to james ali of - harry, of... connection issue there who will go to james ali of espn. i who will go to james ali of espn. hello. _ who will go to james ali of espn. hello. have — who will go to james ali of espn. hello. have you _ who will go to james ali of espn. hello, have you got _ who will go to james ali of espn. hello, have you got me? - who will go to james ali of espn. hello, have you got me?- who will go to james ali of espn.
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hello, have you got me? yes, we have. hello, have you got me? yes, we have- one — hello, have you got me? yes, we have- one for— hello, have you got me? yes, we have. one for harry _ hello, have you got me? yes, we have. one for harry if _ hello, have you got me? yes, we have. one for harry if i _ hello, have you got me? yes, we have. one for harry if i can. - hello, have you got me? yes, we have. one for harry if i can. you | have. one for harry if i can. you said earlier _ have. one for harry if i can. you said earlier in _ have. one for harry if i can. you said earlier in the _ have. one for harry if i can. you said earlier in the tournament i have. one for harry if i can. you i said earlier in the tournament that you were trying to sort of peak in the latter stages, sort of contrast and that he russia. can i ask how you have actually gone about that? can b daunting different lay behind the scenes to try and peek in those latter stages? i the scenes to try and peek in those latter stages?— latter stages? i mean obviously don't aet latter stages? i mean obviously don't get me — latter stages? i mean obviously don't get me wrong _ latter stages? i mean obviously don't get me wrong i _ latter stages? i mean obviously don't get me wrong i would - latter stages? i mean obviously| don't get me wrong i would love latter stages? i mean obviously i don't get me wrong i would love to have scored three or four goals in the group — have scored three or four goals in the group stay to a fantastic start and being — the group stay to a fantastic start and being going on from there. but more _ and being going on from there. but more about— and being going on from there. but more about the energy. i felt like in the _ more about the energy. i felt like in the world cup obviously it was such— in the world cup obviously it was such an — in the world cup obviously it was such an amazing start, starting and scoring _ such an amazing start, starting and scoring last — such an amazing start, starting and scoring last money and a lot of energy— scoring last money and a lot of energy after that game was used in terms _ energy after that game was used in terms of— energy after that game was used in terms of the emotion and everything like that _ terms of the emotion and everything like that. and then pan about was the same — like that. and then pan about was the same as we got off to an amazing game _ the same as we got off to an amazing game and _ the same as we got off to an amazing game and i_ the same as we got off to an amazing game and i scored a hat trick. and i think— game and i scored a hat trick. and i think there — game and i scored a hat trick. and i think there is — game and i scored a hat trick. and i think there is a lot of talk and a lot of— think there is a lot of talk and a lot of mental energy. so columbia was the _ lot of mental energy. so columbia was the same and notjust physically
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but i was the same and notjust physically but i felt _ was the same and notjust physically but i felt like mentally maybe just lost a _

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